Andrew is passionate about finding innovative, practical solutions to achieve direct conservation outcomes. He has over a decade of experience working on complex legislative and policy reform initiatives in the areas of climate change, renewable energy, environment protection and marine and terrestrial conservation. Andrew has a background as a lawyer and policy adviser and has extensive experience in project delivery and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Andrew worked in a range of roles that focused on environment issues, including as senior policy adviser to the Premier of Victoria, Assistant Director of Research and Reviews for the Climate Change Authority, as a corporate lawyer advising public listed companies and as policy adviser to a South Australian Environment Minister.
Andrew has a Masters of Environment Law from the Australian National University, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in political science from the University of Adelaide. Andrew commenced with TNC in 2021 and works from our Melbourne Office.
Restoring shellfish reefs
Shellfish reefs are Australia’s most critically endangered marine ecosystem. Made up of billions of oysters and mussels, they once thrived in Australia’s bays and estuaries from Noosa in Queensland right around Australia’s southern coastline to Perth in Western Australia. Now less than 10% remain.